Accessorize Lovestruck lipstick
I’m not going to lie to you: I mainly bought this lipstick because of the packaging. I adore it. I am a total sucker for packaging, I’m a marketers dream. Anything pretty, bright or unusual… I’m in. So this caught my eye in Superdrug immediately. I picked a shade that I thought looked pretty and didn’t even try swatching it or looking at reviews. So it is a happy coincidence that I absolutely love this lipstick.
It is very buttery in its consistency, I don’t think I own another lip product that is as creamy. This makes it super easy to wear as it’s not drying and you can’t really tell you have it on which is always nice. However, it can smudge a bit and does get everywhere (on coffee cups, food, boyfriend’s face…)
As you can see from the pictures it’s ultra pink, almost neon, but in a very flattering and wearable way.
Have you tried any of the Accessorize lipsticks or other things from their range? It doesn’t look like they do this lipstick any more but you can see their current range which is just as ridiculously pretty HERE.
Feb 2016 EDIT – looking back at this post makes me sad as my skin was so bad – my rosacea and dermatitis was so severe and my foundation looks cakey and horrible. I was tempted to delete this post but wanted to be able to see how far my skin has come in a few years.
LA Colors Electra CNP511
If you do a search on my blog for LA Colors nail varnishes you will not be disappointed. These are polishes I found in beauty wholesalers like Pak’s for 99p. I tried them on the off chance that they might be good for nail art but soon found out that they were actually really neat little polishes! Great colours, smooth application and shiny finish.
This is a bright neon magenta polish that’s quite sheer built to a good, squishy finish in 2 coats with no white undies. The brush was really good, which is surprising for a cheap polish, and it was quick drying.
If you spot these polishes anywhere I really recommend getting them – especially their neon range.
You can look at the whole LA Colors range HERE.
Rapsodi Multivitamin 353
I have only tried one other Rapsodi polish (you can read about their seriously stunning neon pink HERE). I am so impressed considering these cost the grand price of 99p!
Pacific Rapsodi 12 Nail Varnish
Rapsodi is a Turkish brand that I had never come across before until I saw these polishes (they own Gabrini as well – a brand I have raved about before). I have only seen these nail varnishes in one wholesale beauty shop that’s in North London and I now have to go get some more of these neons as this is just beautiful. And it was 99p. BRILLIANT.
Essie Fear & Desire Review
Essie make such beautiful colours and their red/pink/coral offerings are some of their nicest. But I think this bright beauty may be one of my favourites of theirs. A bright, true orange polish from the 2012 ‘Bikini So Teeny’ collection.
This only needed 2 coats which I was surprised at, for some reason I thought it was going to be streaky and patchy. It does dry a bit darker on the nails than it looks in the bottle. This is going to be my summer colour, I can tell.
If you’re swooning over this polish as much as me, you can buy it HERE.
Kinetics Orange Pop Review
I bought this in Dubai on my last holiday when it was sunny and hot and all I wanted was a neon polish on my fingers. And this was perfect.
Back in the cold, miserable UK it seems slightly too bright… but I still love it. I did have to do a base coat of white polish before painting my nails, and this needed 3 coats of colour. It took quite a long time to dry, even with Seche Vite which is a definite no-no for me. Also… I only noticed when I was taking these photos that it says ‘for artifical nails only’. What a strange thing to say, I’ve never seen that before. Have you? Does it mean that it’s not safe/hasn’t been tested on natural nails? *panics slightly* Well, I wore this for about a week and didn’t see or feel anything of concern.
This is not the best polish I’ve ever tried, but it fulfilled my holiday neon craving so I’m happy!\
Models Own Aciiied Nail Varnish
My lovely fiance built me a light box and I am in love. I don’t have to wait for the 20 seconds in a British day where there is daylight to take photos! It is amazing!
This is Models Own Aciiied nail varnish, a bright neon lime green that is as pretty as it is garish. I love bright colours and this is definitely a new favourite. This is two coats with a Seche Vite topcoat.
It doesn’t look like this nail varnish is available from Models Own anymore, but there may be a similar one in the neon ‘polish for tans’ range HERE.